Meet the newest member of our rapidly growing team Harshna Karsan, Harshna has already brought fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the office and now she’s about to hit the road to deliver expert help and advice to our clients.
Where do you come from?
I was born and raised in Leeds – I don’t think I will be able to shake off my strong Yorkshire accent any time soon…
You’re the newest member of the DataConsulting Professional Services team, how do you feel?
It feels great to be able to put my Business Economics degree into some use. I really enjoy working with data so I can’t wait to get into full swing with ACL to add some value to our fab team here at DataConsulting.
Outside of work what do you like to get up to?
I love going for long walks in the country side and getting lost! You can’t beat the beautiful scenery we have in Yorkshire. Apart from that, I never say no to drinks at the weekend!
Who was your idol growing up?
This is going to seem incredibly cheesy but I have to say my mother. She’s an amazing lady – she completed her university degree at the same time as having to look after myself, my 2 siblings, father and aging grandma. She’s gone on to do great things in her social work career by placing lots of children in loving adoptive homes.
What’s at the top of your bucket list?
I have always wanted to own and ride a motorbike so hopefully in the coming years I will be able to. Perhaps I should get my car practical out of the way first.
I also want to go away for a long backpacking trip again, I think India and Nepal are next on my list. Can you believe I have been to India five times and I am yet to see the Taj Mahal?
What’s your favourite film and book?
My favourite film has to be the remake of Jungle Book, it transported me back to my childhood. Who doesn’t like The Bare Necessities?
To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely my favourite book, the message of racial discrimination is so important.
Do you have any unusual facts about yourself which you’d like to share?
I got through to interviews for BBC’s Junior Apprentice some years ago! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet Alan Sugar.
I also used to make the pancakes for guests every morning in exchange for free accommodation at my hostel in Australia – most definitely the easiest job I will ever have.